Title:Senior Software Engineer - Machine Learning Group
Posted: February 1, 2016
Company/Institution: The Voleon Group
Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Description: The Voleon Group is a science-driven systematic trading firm, built on the principle that statistical machine learning provides the best solutions to the scientific problems we must solve. The firm researches and deploys systematic trading strategies designed to generate attractive returns without being dependent on the performance of the overall market.
We are looking for a PhD-level scientist to join us in developing predictive models and other components of automated trading strategies and systems. You will apply modern statistical machine-learning methods to large, high-dimensional data sets. The work will range from data preparation to model development to production software implementation.
Voleon’s founders previously worked together at one of the most successful quantitative hedge funds in the world. Our CEO earned a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford and has been CEO and founder of a successful Internet infrastructure startup. Our Chief Investment Officer and Head of Research earned his PhD in Statistics from and is currently on the faculty at UC Berkeley. Voleon’s team includes PhDs from leading departments in statistics, computer science, and mathematics from Berkeley, Stanford, CMU, Caltech, MIT, University of Chicago, and other top-tier schools. We have made several unpublished advances in the field of machine learning and in other areas as well.
You will have a high impact, and you can expect frequent interaction with other researchers, officers, and our founders. We take a rigorous approach to building trading strategies and systems, and actively foster a highly collaborative and collegial intellectual environment. We are successful and growing rapidly. Willingness to take initiative and a gritty determination to productize are essential.
The following criteria, while not all requirements, illustrate the demands of this role:
+ Background in modern statistical methods / machine learning
+ Evidence of strong mathematical abilities, e.g. publication record, graduate coursework, or competition placement
+ Substantial programming experience and interest in software development techniques
+ Competence in solving large-scale computing problems
+ Track record as an applied researcher
+ Demonstrable clarity of thought (not optional)
Interest in financial applications is essential, but experience in finance is not a primary factor in our hiring. We hire on the basis of exceptional talent. Benefits and compensation are highly competitive.
If you excel in a technical field such as statistics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, or operations research, then we encourage you to apply on our website with your full and complete CV: http://voleon.com/apply/.
The Voleon Group is an Equal Opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, sex, gender, marital status, sexual orientation and identity, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship, or any other factors prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Application Instructions: Please apply on our website with your full and complete CV or work resume: http://voleon.com/apply/.